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Cargill invests €12m in world-class liquid chocolate production line in its Mouscron facility

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 11:47
Additional â12 million ($14m) spend brings total investment in the Belgium site to â47m ($54m) by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

BNF: Mixed messages leave UK adults confused about nutrition

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 11:16
More than 40% of adults find it difficult to find reliable information on healthy diets, according to a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) survey.

Protein potential: Grasshopper meal can be used in extruded maize snacks, finds study

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 16:49
Blending grasshopper meal into extruded maize snacks can create an acceptable and nutritious snack rich in protein, say researchers.

Bell invests in 'creativity, innovation and reliability'

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 14:30
Bell Flavors and Fragrances is increasing investment in quality management, research and development and logistics in Europe.

Improving traceability in supply chain key concern for customers - Mérieux NutriSciences

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 14:30
A key concern for customers is the ability to improve traceability throughout the supply chain, especially when multiple stakeholders are involved and risks are increasing, according to the CEO and president of MÃrieux NutriSciences.

Blockchain agri-marketplace Ositrade launches

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 14:00
French start-up Ositrade has launched a new online marketplace for the agri-food sector that aims to âdirectly connectâ stakeholders using blockchain technology.

EU helps Kenya revive cashew nut industry

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:02
The European Union (EU) is investing Ksh236m ($2.4m) to help Kenya revive its once thriving cashew nut industry that collapsed more than three decades ago.

Almost 60% of UK-produced chickens test positive for Campylobacter

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:34
Almost six in 10 samples of UK-produced fresh whole chickens tested positive for Campylobacter, according to the latest results.

Graphic warning labels ‘most effective’ in reducing consumers’ tendencies to buy sugar-sweetened beverages

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 03:44
Front-of-pack (FOP) labels with graphic warnings are the most effective in reducing intended sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) purchases, according to researchers from Australia.

Apetit innovation and investment drives expansion in plant-based products

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:20
Finnish food group Apetit is increasing production of its plant-based products as it eyes increased domestic market share and higher export sales.

‘We are in a global race for technology’: Can UK food leverage tech after Brexit?

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 14:30
As the UK food sector braces itself for the impact of Brexit, technological advances could play a key role in preparing the industry to compete on the global stage.

Exotic but European superfoods: From Dutch vanilla to French chia seeds

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 13:14
Instead of shipping ingredients across the world, would it be more sustainable to grow them in Europe? From Dutch vanilla to French chia or Italian goji berries, FoodNavigator takes a look at some companies doing just that.

Sweden investigating two Salmonella outbreaks with source unknown

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 11:01
Sweden is investigating two Salmonella outbreaks that have infected almost 50 people.

Recalls: Salmonella, foreign bodies and beer mislabelling

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 10:33
Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Switzerland.

Mondelēz’s $200m reinvention to accelerate growth in Europe

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 10:04
Mondelēz International has inaugurated its biscuit plant in Opava, Czech Republic, one of the most modern factories in the companyâs network and a leading producer of biscuits for the European market.

Moving towards a plastic-free planet is 'an evolution, not a revolution'

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 15:20
A myriad of solutions are needed to make plastic food packaging more sustainable, said top brass at Ekoplaza, Ikea and Futamura last week. âIn some cases we need to completely break free, in some we need to use different materials and in others we need to recycle,â according to one.

‘An important growth platform for us’: Nestlé eyes plant-based sector with Garden Gourmet

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 14:00
Nestlà has kicked its innovation engine up a gear and is rolling out new products that tap into emerging consumer trends. Nestlà UK Food MD Paula Jordan tells FoodNavigator that plant-based is âan important growth platformâ for the company in Europe and globally.

'Sustainable pioneers' Lotus Foods innovates with heirloom coloured rice

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:06
Using heirloom coloured rice, Lotus Foods' premium products pack a nutritional punch and are grown in a sustainable way that yields 'more crop per drop'. "I donât know of any other farming system that does both environmental and social achievements in this way,â says its co-founder.

Irish infant formula official controls system backed

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 11:58
Official controls of infant formula plants in Ireland are mostly well-organised and structured, according to an audit.

Zero incidents by 2025? How the cocoa industry intends to eradicate child labor from the supply chain

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 11:50
A raft of promises and reports were published on this yearâs World Day Against Child Labor, highlighting the extent of forced labor in the cocoa industry with calls for greater transparency to help solve the problem.


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